Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wordy Wednesday

Ok, well....this week has sucked ROYALLY.  I've had a borderline-to-full blown migraine every day this week (now, I've also had a lot of caffeine because I've fallen off the paleo wagon, and I'm starting to think that might be the culprit, truly.)  I'm beyond over it.  I've spent the bulk of two full days in bed, just because I don't want to do ANYTHING.  Tomorrow is my FAVORITE day of the year.  I must snap out of this bullshit.

I need to get up, and go bake, and do stuff.  My family is having thanksgiving together this year.  We haven't celebrated this holiday together in a 3 years.  I started a new tradition for just the family that lives in my house (we celebrate with The Bestie and her family...who have adopted me.)  I LOVE it, it's just the way I want Thanksgiving to be.  This year, I get both.  My family is pulling together because of a tragedy that is upon us, but we're not going to focus on that, we're going to just enjoy one more GREAT holiday together.  And, then, I'll head over to The Bestie's parents place for a lot of laughter and more food.

It's supposed to be CLEAR tomorrow, which means there will be sunshine (it's been completely overcast for the last 5 joke) and I shall bundle up and BASK in it and hopefully RUN.  If I don't chicken out because of the cold.

The Punk and I went to the store this morning, alone.  It was good to be alone, but I'm so grumpy I don't even want to be around myself.  SO, his opinion may vary.

On the 'falling off the paleo wagon' front, I'm going to go back to full on paleo as of Friday.  I'm waiting until then because I want to drink tomorrow.  Truth.  Alcohol isn't really paleo, so I will wait that out.  The family has been pretty paleo with our meals too, because I'm the one who cooks.  But, as of Friday, Three is going full on paleo with me.  He has some serious skin issues going on and we thought it was triggered by food dyes, but now I'm thinking it's something more.  We've been really tight with the food dye for almost a month, and I've been slathering him twice a day with an insanely expensive eczema treatment lotion for a couple weeks and his skin still looks horrible.  Sigh.  As a result, we're going to give paleo diet a two week trial for him to see if it will help clear up the skin issue so we can try to pinpoint what it is that's causing it.  If that just bombs, then we'll be seeing a dermatologist before the new year.

Now, I'm off to bake some sweet potatoes, make some pumpkin cookies and muffins, and blast some music to make myself happy!  And, GO!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sunday Snapshots

Yesterday, I posted about my current depressed state.  That was prior to my wonderful, gets-me-better-than-anyone-else husband woke up. He had been at poker until 4am yesterday, and won a decent amount. He woke up suggesting that we pack up the boys and do SOMETHING. We decided we'd head to the aquarium since we've never been to the one here in NC (we have more than one, but we've only ever been to the Ripley's one in Myrtle Beach. This, of course, meant that I would get to see the ocean, put my feet in the sand and have a (quick!) moment in the surf. He gets me. The ocean is my happy place. Heals my heart and cures what ails me. I love that man. 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Sideways Saturday

I've been in a funk lately, and things have suffered. I want to spend the bulk of my day in the bed, and don't really want to see anyone. I've suffered with seasonal depression before but the last fee years had been free from symptoms. I know last years fall/winter were exceptionally mild and that probably had a lot to do with me being symptom free. However, this year, I'm not going to be so lucky.  It's mid-November and we've had short stretches of what feels like bitter cold (logically, I know it is NOT bitter cold...but for here, this early in the year???  It's bad. It already snowed for the love of all things holy!) 

Treatment is pretty simple (for me) and just involves getting out in the sunshine and moving.  Now that I typed that, I also was an avid runner last winter....and currently I haven't run since September.  It's all coming together in my brain. One day last week, I sat on my back deck, with my face tilted towards the sun for a half hour. I wore my earphones (and music drastically effects my mood too) and I got more done in that ONE day than I had in the entire week-maybe two-prior. It was truly amazing. 

This week I've forced myself out of house. I hung out with The Bestie, whom I hadn't seen in over two weeks. The following night The Bestie and I took One, Two, her One and her Two to see Hunger Games: Catching Fire. It was amazing.  

Dealing with this blah-blues-ick has been far less than amazing. But I'll get through. And today, I will run.